5 Tips To Prepare For A Virtual Interview

Virtual interviews can be fun, but there are a few things to consider when you’re preparing for it. Take a break from scheduling your move with Black Tie Moving and let’s get into 5 tips to prepare for a virtual interview.

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Attire Is (Still) Important

The pandemic changed the interview game for many of us. As more jobs continue to hire virtually, it’s easy to think we can dress however we want. Sure, once you land the job – dress in your comfiest clothes. However, when you’re in a meeting or interviewing for a new position, you want to dress to impress.

You’ll want to dress for your virtual interview the same way you would for an in-person interview. First impressions mean the most, and you want to show your potential employer that you are taking this interview seriously. One of the easiest ways to do this is to look the part.

Keep Distractions Away

Do you have a Golden Retriever pup that loves to bark at squirrels outside the window? It’s normal for us to have more distractions in our homes than in an office setting. Yet, it’s important that you keep these distractions at bay when it comes time for your virtual interview.

If you have other family members in the house during your interview, be sure to ask them to keep it down until you complete it. You’ll also want to make sure your dog is on their best behavior. Keeping distractions away will help you to focus more on the interview and show the interviewers that you are prepared.

Optimal Lighting

You’d be surprised with just how many interviewees fail to consider lighting until they start their interview. Lighting is incredibly important when it comes time to sit down and explain how you would be the perfect fit for a job.

Poor quality lighting could make it challenging for an interviewer to see you and your non-verbal communication. Investing in an affordable ring light can help make sure you have adequate lighting no matter what time of day it is.

Welcoming, Quiet Location

It may seem appealing to have your virtual interview from the local coffee shop. Yet, this probably isn’t the best place to do so. When you prepare for your virtual interview, consider where you want to join from.

A welcoming, quiet location to have your virtual interview is key to doing it well. You want to minimize any outside noises or potential background distractions. This also means that it’s probably best to have your interview inside instead of outdoors.

Check Your Equipment Beforehand

You know exactly what you’re going to say in your interview, and you feel confident you’ll get the job! However, what happens if your internet is spotty when it comes time for the big day? Or, what if your Zoom needs an update, and you only find this out minutes before the interview?

It’s important that you check all your equipment hours before your interview starts. Technology can be tricky, and you certainly don’t want it to fail on you once your interview begins.

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